Shortlisted for Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2015

By 07/09/2015August 7th, 2017Awards, News
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We are incredibly proud to have been shortlisted for the Sunday Times British Homes Awards. To win – we need votes!

What is the Sunday Times British Homes Awards?

It is a vote for a home to solve Britain’s housing crisis. The Sunday Times have shortlisted six designs that could be built at high volume in new garden cities for less than £200,000.

Somorjay and Talliss’ submission for Hanging Gardens House has been shortlisted to the final six.

About our entry

Hanging Gardens House is designed to achieve a density of 40 homes per hectare – this is almost double the average density of new-builds in England.

This is achieved by the use of roof terraces along with a 25 sq.m. courtyard garden at ground level, rather than a conventional 60 – 70 sq.m back garden. Each dwelling has an overall footprint of only 100 sq.m.


What is most important objective?

The principle objective is efficiency of land use. The design aspires to provide enjoyable family homes for a densely populated country, where demand is outstripping supply.


What will people LOVE about living here?

Outdoor spaces where privacy is maintained by timber screens preventing lateral overlooking, and pergolas obstructing views from higher vantage points.

The house(s) would be constructed to have high levels of airtightness and insulation. Renewable techniques including photovoltaic panels and air source heat pumps will ensure that the house has very low running costs.


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To vote

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Closing date for voting is 4th October 2015. Each vote is entered into a Sunday Times prize draw for a chance to win a £3000 holiday.

Thanks in advance!

Stephen, Luigi & Clio

PS: Your support is hugely appreciated.